European Award for Ecological Gardening 2019










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European Award for
Ecological Gardening 2019

All good things come in threes: This year, the European Award for Ecological Gardening will be allocated already for the third time.

Whether sunny or shaded places, huge or small but beautiful: Gardens are places of encounter with people and nature, with creativity, cultural diversity, as well as with very special spaces.
However, they are also places of regeneration, such as reflection and recreation. The fact that green spaces contribute to a better quality of life as well as human well-being, open their doors to tourists and serve the community is proven in many different ways. It is our purpose to provide an appropriate platform for this colourful coexistence of diverse approaches. Gardens, after all, also combine the most different perspectives.

Put your own project on the international stage – as part of the European Award for Ecological Gardening.

The campaign “Natur im Garten“, represented by the Federal Province of Lower Austria as well as the “European Garden Association – Natur im Garten International“, the "Natur im Garten" GmbH, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, will award this prize as a recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of ecological gardening.

The Award is aimed at gardeners, planners, municipalities & local authorities, educational institutions and associations from all European nations.

An international Expert Jury will evaluate the submissions according to the following criteria:

  • respect for nature and biodiversity
  • optimisation of ecological processes and methods in garden management
  • the most optimal ecological care and plant selection in accordance with the respective location
  • implementation of innovative and sustainable ideas
  • raising public awareness for ecological gardening
  • social aspects with model character

Prize moneys
For each category, a prize will be awarded for the winning project: a special plaque of „Natur im Garten“, plus a prize money amounting to € 1.000,-

Announcement of nominations
All projects nominated for the prize will be announced on 15.08.2019, and all submitters nominated will be informed via e-mail.

The winning projects of the European Award for Ecological Gardening 2019 will be awarded in the framework of the 10th International Expert Symposium for Ecological Care 2019. The announcement of the prize winners and the prize award ceremony will take place on 19th November 2019 at the IMC University of Applied Sciences in Krems.

Prize award ceremony: Tuesday, 19th november 2019
  • 6:00 p.m.             Reception and Registration
  • 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Keynote speech by Karl Hohenlohe
  • 7:00 p.m.             Prize award ceremony
  • 9:00 p.m.             Get together with traditional music and local cuisine

IMC Fachhochschule Krems, Am Campus Krems section G1, 3500 Krems

Nominated projects

Here you see which projects have been nominated for the European Award for Ecological Gardening 2019.


Jury and assessment procedure

Jury European Award for Ecological Gardening 2019


Awarding Authority

Awarding Authority European Award for Ecological Gardening 2019



Here you can download the pdf with informations about how to approach.



Here you can see the categories, in which projects have been submitted.


Registration for the Prize award ceremony, november 19th 2019, Krems